The Gospel of John, The Period of Consummation, Part XIII, John 19:17,18 - Lesson 190
John 19:17,18, And he bearing his cross went forth into a place called the place of a skull, which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha: Where they crucified him, and two others with him, on either side one, and Jesus in the midst.
Golgotha is the Hebrew for the place of a skull.
This is the place we call Calvary, from the Greek word kranion "kran‑ee'‑on" a skull.
We get our English word "cranium" from this word.
Isaac the son of Abraham many years before carried the wood of the burnt offering as Abraham took his son to the mountain in obedience to God's command to sacrifice his son.
That was a type of what we witness here.
Christ bore the wood on his shoulder as he went to the place of the skull in obedience to the Father's will that he might shed his blood for sin.
The bullock and the goat for the sin offering in the Old Testament was taken outside the camp.
This too was a type of what we witness here.
John does not tell us that Simon a Cyrenian bore the cross for a part of the way to Calvary.
This is a indicator that the Lord's strength broke down or was near braking down.
No one offered to carry the cross so the Romans compelled Simon to bare the cross for Christ to Golgotha or Calvary.